Sea bream - Simple Sea Bream

This is a short video brought to you by Rob Gerrish, head chef at Super Event Sussex Catering.

This is a simple way to prepare your whole baked Sea Bream. This fresh fish recipe requires you to bake the fish in silver tin foil and parchment paper. This easy Sea Bream recipe is packed full of citrus flavour and is a favourite dish for all Super Event Sussex customers.



  • Sea Bream
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Fresh rosemary
  • White wine



Begin by preparing your fish. You will need to bake your fish on two layers of foil and one layer of parchment paper to preserve the flavour into the Bream.

In this video Rob as previously prepared the fish by first cleaning the fish and then trimming the scales and cutting slashes into the flesh.

Once your fish is prepared, you are ready to begin seasoning it. You should cut your lemon into halves and begin grating the lemon zest over the fish. Cut the leftover half of the lemon into slices and place them inside the cavity of the fish and one on top of the fish.

The slashes you have previously cut into the fish will allow maximum flavour inside the fish.

Once you have completed the above steps, you should season your fish with salt and pepper, not only on both sides of the fish but also inside the cavity of the fish.

Place your garlic into the oven and allow it to become soft, this should only take a few minutes. Once your garlic is out of the oven, you will be able to cut off the top and bottom allowing you to easily remove a few cloves. Take your cloves of garlic and place them on top and inside the cavity of the fish.

Place a few sprigs of fresh rosemary inside the cavity and on top of the fish. Rosemary will strongly impact the flavour of the fish so you don’t need to use a lot.

Now you have completed the above steps, you can simply wrap your fish up and place it in the oven. Wrap your fish by first turning the sides of the foil up and creating a well. In this well you should pour a generous glug of white wine that will give the fish added moisture and will help to make a nice juice to go over the fish. Make sure to use a decent quality white wine as this will also strongly impact the flavour of the fish.

You should now completely seal your fish in the foil making sure to leave space for a little bit of air. Place your fish in a dish and it will now be ready to go in the oven.

You should cook your fish in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes and 160-180c.

Once your fish has successfully cooked for 30-40 minutes, remove from the oven and open the foil.

You are now ready to dig in; you should notice that the flesh will easily flake away from the bone.


Serving Tip:

Rob suggests you serve your whole baked Sea Bream with a slice of lemon.